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Green lantern kyle rayner



Kyle Rayner was a gifted artist who worked in the art department of the Daily Planet. He aspired to become a comic book artist with no success. He was friends with Jimmy Olsen and recovered Jimmy's camera when it was taken from him with a demonstration of athletic skills. When Abin Sur crashed on Earth while fleeing Sinestro, he was mortally wounded. Abin sent his power ring to find his successor. The ring chose Kyle.

Sinestro pursued Kyle to take the inexperienced Green Lantern's ring and power battery. Superman kept Sinestro occupied long enough for Kyle to figure out how to use the Power ring. Kyle then battled and defeated Sinestro.

Some time later, Earth's other Green Lantern, John Stewart, sent Kyle to Oa to be trained by Katma Tui. Kyle gave Katma some frustration, but he eventually completed his training and became a full-fledged Lantern.

When the android AMAZO was detected on a collision course with Oa, Kyle lead the defensive wave of Lanterns. The Lanterns combined their power to construct an impressive shield, but their defense failed and Oa appeared to have been annihilated. Kyle along with the surviving Green Lanterns tracked it to Earth where they intended to use all the remaining charges left in their power rings in one powerful blast to destroy the android and probably half the planet with it. (As Kyle solemnly explained to fellow Lantern John Stewart, "Half a planet is better than none.") However, when the Corps confronted AMAZO in Lex Luthor's bunker, he revealed that he had simply moved Oa to another dimension to get it out of his way. After he agreed to move it back, the Lanterns withdrew and allowed the android to go with Doctor Fate.


Given the "last" Green Lantern Power Ring after the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps. Before he acquired a Green Lantern ring, Kyle Rayner was a struggling but gifted freelance graphic artist. He lived and worked in Los Angeles initially. After Hal Jordan, grief-stricken over the destruction of his home town of Coast City, went on a mad rampage, killing the entire Green Lantern Corps and most of the Guardians of the Universe who oversee the Corps, Rayner was found by Ganthet, the last surviving Guardian, and given the last GL power ring, the powerful weapon wielded by each Green Lantern that allows them to conjure any form of matter or energy solely by their willpower. Ganthet's reasons for choosing Kyle to bear the ring have never been made completely apparent, aside from Rayner having been in the right place at the right time.